U.S. Bermuda, Bahamas and parts of the southeastern United States could be facing hurricane force winds and rain if Tropical Storm Leslie fulfills forecasters' predictions and turns into a hurricane. Tropical Storm Leslie's strength has fluctuated since it formed more than a week ago and the National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecasted it would become a hurricane on Wednesday. In a public advisory issued Tuesday morning, the NHC explained that the storm, which is about 540 miles from Bermuda, is moving toward the southwest at a slow pace of about seven miles per hour. Leslie currently has maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour and is expected to intensify during the next 48 hours, becoming a hurricane on Wednesday morning. For a storm to be categorized as a hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, it must have sustained winds of at least 74 miles per hour. After turning into Hurricane Leslie, the storm's path is expected to make a turn to the north late Wednesday … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Leslie Path, Forecast: Predicted to Become Hurricane, Where is it Headed?
Hurricanes and tropical storms 2018
By J.D. Capelouto, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A new tropical storm is forming in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, and it could become a Category 1 hurricane by the time it makes landfall this week, meteorologists said.Tropical depression No. 14 officially became Tropical Storm Michael on Sunday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center. Wind speeds are estimated at 40 miles per hour, meteorologists said. We now have tropical storm Michael headed towards the Gulf of Mexico. Our local rain chances will increase Wednesday and Thursday.https://t.co/w0yuZ75pJz. pic.twitter.com/PdwYiv5hLG— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) October 7, 2018 Sunday morning, the system was a disorganized group of thunderstorms in the Caribbean, according to Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan. Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Meet Michael: Here’s how the new tropical storm could impact Atlanta 2 Brett Kavanaugh … [Read more...] about Meet Michael: Here’s how the new tropical storm could impact metro Atlanta
By J.D. Capelouto, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A new tropical storm has formed in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, and it could become a Category 1 hurricane by the time it makes landfall in the U.S. this week, according to Channel 2 Action News.Tropical depression No. 14 officially became Tropical Storm Michael on Sunday afternoon. At 5 a.m. Monday, the National Hurricane Center said the storm was increasing in intensity and was “almost a hurricane” with sustained winds of 70 mph. Tropical Storm #Michael is strengthening and it is almost a hurricane. Hurricane and tropical storm watches are now in effect for portions of the Gulf Coast. Here are the 4 am CDT October 8th Key Messages. Go to https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb for more information. pic.twitter.com/BEkmH6UvQL— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) October 8, 2018 Tropical Storm Michael is expected to make landfall along the Florida panhandle Wednesday, Channel 2 meteorologist Karen … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Michael intensifies; parts of metro Atlanta could be impacted
Tropical Storm Michael was almost a hurricane early Monday (Oct. 8) and is expected to reach Category 2 or stronger as it churns over the Gulf of Mexico in the next couple of days, according to the latest National Hurricane Center advisory. "Michael is forecast to be near or at major hurricane strength when it reaches the northeastern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday night and Wednesday," the National Hurricane Center said, indicating it could become a Category 3 storm. The center projects the storm will hit somewhere in the Florida panhandle on Wednesday or early Thursday. In its 7 a.m. Monday advisory, the center said Michael was about 120 miles east-northeast of Cozumel, Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph -- nearly a hurricane. The storm was moving north at 7 mph. Michael is moving slowly northward toward the Yucatan Channel, according to the most recent tracking information. The hurricane center warned that the storm could produce … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Michael could become Cat 3 hurricane in Gulf of Mexico
By Bay Area News Group | October 10, 2018 at 6:17 pm A tropical storm watch is in effect for both coasts of the Baja California peninsula. Storm conditions could begin on the Pacific side by late Thursday afternoon. About 800 miles southwest of the peninsula’s tip on Wednesday evening, Sergio had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph and was moving northwest at 14 mph, the hurricane center said. Landfall is expected Friday morning shortly after midnight on the central peninsula, in the area of the Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve. It will continue across the Gulf of California to the state of Sonora, passing over Guaymas and Hermosillo, then on to El Paso, Texas. Sergio is expected to bring 3 to 5 inches of rain to most areas it passes over, with up to 10 inches in some areas of Baja California and the state of Sonora. Hazardous conditions could include flash floods, mudslides, life-threatening surf and rip currents. Sergio is expected to contribute to high surf and rip currents … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Sergio: Baja California warned of flooding, mudslides